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Tallahassee in Leon County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Old Fort Park

 
 
Old Fort Park Marker (Front) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 6, 2014
1. Old Fort Park Marker (Front)
Inscription.  
(Front)
This earth work located on ground once part of the plantation of E.A. Houston, father of Captain Patrick Houston (later state adjutant general) who commanded the Confederate artillery at the Battle of Natural Bridge, is a silent witness of the efforts of the citizens of Tallahassee to protect the capitol of Florida from capture by Federal troops under General John Newton.
Continued on Opposite Side
(Reverse)
Continued from Opposite Side
Newton's force landed at St. Marks light house and advanced up the east side of the St. Marks River, only to be decisively repulsed at Natural Bridge on March 6, 1865, by a hurriedly assembled Confederate force commanded by General Sam Jones, which included a company of cadets from the West Florida Seminary, now Florida State University.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 30° 25.779′ N, 84° 16.006′ W. Marker is in Tallahassee, Florida, in Leon County
Old Fort Park Marker (Reverse) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 6, 2014
2. Old Fort Park Marker (Reverse)
. Marker is at the intersection of Seminole Drive and Santa Rosa Drive, on the left when traveling north on Seminole Drive. An identical marker is located nearby in the park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1233 Seminole Drive, Tallahassee FL 32301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Old Fort Park (within shouting distance of this marker); His Dream Dies With Him (approx. 0.4 miles away); Land of the Apalachee (approx. half a mile away); Governor John W. Martin House (approx. half a mile away); De Soto Winter Encampment Site 1539~1540 (approx. half a mile away); Myers Park Historic District (approx. half a mile away); Capital City Country Club (approx. 0.6 miles away); Chandler's Tourist Camp (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tallahassee.
 
Also see . . .
1. Old Fort Park & Fort Houstoun. From Explore Southern History (Submitted on December 9, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.) 

2. Tallahassee Magazine article "Old Fort Houstoun Perseveres". (Submitted on December 9, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Earth works in background and marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 6, 2014
3. Earth works in background and marker
Earth works of Fort Houston image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 6, 2014
4. Earth works of Fort Houston
Nearby duplicate marker and the earth works. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 6, 2014
5. Nearby duplicate marker and the earth works.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 9, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 416 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 9, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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Nov. 28, 2020